This summer has absolutely flown by! I know we still have about a month left, but I am leaving my summer job in just a week, followed by two weeks of vacation in the Poconos (AKA using my parents’ laundry, AC, and fridge) and then on the 23rd I’m off to Harrisburg.
In the last four years I’ve bounced between rural Pennsylvania, Queens, Rome and Western New York, and now I’ll be getting to know urban PA in the state capital.
I love new places, but I detest moving and that’s probably what I’ll spend this weekend doing.
Last weekend a friend of Rick’s from school visited and we had a nice time doing all the touristy things in Niagara Falls and around East Aurora, as well as Canalside and of course the Made in America Store.
I’ve been reading a lot of long-form/longer journalism lately (is that what’s in, or is it me?) and here are a few of the best pieces I’ve found:
- NYT: the Mixed-Up Brothers of Bogota. This is a crazy story of twins switched in infancy without giving in to cliche. Since Rick is a twin I’ve heard a lot about the science behind twinship and this piece explains it well.
- Aeon: Where’s Bobbi Fischer? Few women play chess at the highest level. Why?
- The Desert Sun: A company has been taking water from a national park in California without a permit since 1988. That’s before I was born!
- NYT: ISIS and Christianity. Scary to read about these things happening in this day and age.
- SB Nation: This man allegedly killed his wife and then went hiking on the Appalachian Trail…for six years.
To those who are hungry for real, well-researched news–which it seems like many are, based on what I see and hear–it’s out there. And it’s worth finding it.
I’ve also been really into email newsletters (I know, so 2009) so I may share my favorites soon!